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Aleppo Liberated

Aleppo Liberated

Aleppo has been divided between government and militant groups since 2012. Operation to liberate the eastern districts of the city started in mid-November and ended on 13 Decembers with driving militants out of the strategic city.
Ansarullah

Ansarullah

A Zaidi Shiite movement operating in Yemen. It seeks to establish a democratic government in Yemen.
Shiite

Shiite

represents the second largest denomination of Islam. Shiites believe Ali (peace be upon him) to be prophet"s successor in the Caliphate.
Resistance

Resistance

Axis of Resistances refers to countries and movements with common political goal, i.e., resisting against Zionist regime, America and other western powers. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Palestine are considered as the Axis of Resistance.
Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

A regional political u n i o n consisting of Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq.
ISIS Terrorist Group

ISIS Terrorist Group

A terrorist group that fights against Resistance Axis in Syria and Iraq. It was founded & armed by America and its allies covertly.
Taliban

Taliban

Taliban is a Sunni fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan. It was founded by Mohammed Omar in 1994.
  Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism is an extremist pseudo-Sunni movement, which labels non-Wahhabi Muslims as apostates thus paving the way for their bloodshed.
Kurds

Kurds

Kurds are an ethnic group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region, which spans adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They are an Iranian people and speak the Kurdish languages, which form a subgroup of the Northwestern Iranian branch of Iranian languages.
NATO

NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
Islamic Awakening

Islamic Awakening

Refers to a revival of the Islam throughout the world, that began in 1979 by Iranian Revolution that established an Islamic republic.
Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda

A militant Sunni organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point between 1988 and 1989

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France Warns US against Dividing EU
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France Warns US against Dividing EU

Sunday 19 February 2017
French government has warned the US government against trying to divide the European countries
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French Police Given more Power to use Weapons amid Crackdown
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French Police Given more Power to use Weapons amid Crackdown

Friday 17 February 2017
The French Parliament has approved a bill which give police more power to use weapons amid an ongoing crackdown of protestors in the country.
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MPs Call for EU Action against Israeli Regime
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MPs Call for EU Action against Israeli Regime

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Member of the European Parliament (EP) called for actions beyond words against Israeli defiance in face of international condemnation of its illegal settlements
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French Police Stealing Refugees Blankets in Freezing Conditions: Report
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French Police Stealing Refugees Blankets in Freezing Conditions: Report

Sunday 12 February 2017
Alarming research shows almost two thirds of migrants ’violently’ forced to move
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Louvre Attacker Entered France Legally from Dubai
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Louvre Attacker Entered France Legally from Dubai

Saturday 4 February 2017
The man that was shot dead by guards in front of the Louvre museum in Paris after trying to attack the guards, had entered the country from Dubai
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France Promises to Defend Iran Nuclear Deal, Slams Trump’s Muslim Ban
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France Promises to Defend Iran Nuclear Deal, Slams Trump’s Muslim Ban

Tuesday 31 January 2017
French foreign minister vowed his country will defend the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers against possible US threats
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UK, US, France War-Games Provoke  Persian Gulf Tensions
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UK, US, France War-Games Provoke Persian Gulf Tensions

Sunday 29 January 2017
Alwaght-In further escalation of global tensions, the US, Britain, France and Australia are set to hold military exercises in the Persian Gulf.
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Trump Creating Major Rift with US Allies
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Trump Creating Major Rift with US Allies

Wednesday 18 January 2017
US president-elect Donald Trump has astonished Washington’s traditional allies by saying that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO has become obsolete.
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Separatist Movements in Spain, Independence or Suppression?
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Separatist Movements in Spain, Independence or Suppression?

Tuesday 17 January 2017
Spain is among EU states with a high number of separatist movements demanding outright independence and thus shaking the increasingly fragile union.
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France Warns US over Relocating Embassy from Tel Aviv
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France Warns US over Relocating Embassy from Tel Aviv

Monday 16 January 2017
French foreign minister warned US future government against relocating its embassy in the Israeli occupied lands
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EU Future in Hands of Germany, France
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EU Future in Hands of Germany, France

Saturday 14 January 2017
If Europe loses US support under Trump administration, its powers, France and Germany, might seek a self-reliant bloc.
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Six Reasons Why West Never Attacked Syria
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Six Reasons Why West Never Attacked Syria

Wednesday 11 January 2017
Syrian government not only declined to fall an easy prey to Western intervention but also made gains that gave it an upper hand.
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Goals of Hollande’s Iraq Visit
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Goals of Hollande’s Iraq Visit

Friday 6 January 2017
The French president seeks sway in Iraq as the Iraqi forces are making gains over ISIS terrorist group.
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EU Steps up Security Measures ahead of New Year
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EU Steps up Security Measures ahead of New Year

Saturday 24 December 2016
European countries increased their security measures after a truck attack on a Christmas market in berlin that killed 12 people

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Palestinians Protest at Ba`alin Village over Israeli regime Illegal Settlements

Palestinians Protest at Ba`alin Village over Israeli regime Illegal Settlements